Quick Links to Wisconsin Public Interest Law Publications
Legal Action of Wisconsin Report on Milwaukee's Housing Crisis: Foreclosures, Evictions, and Subprime Lending
This 33 page pdf file was written in July 2007 by John Pawsarat and Lois Quinn of the Employment and Training Institute,
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and posted by Legal Action of Wisconsin, Inc., a public interest law firm representing concentrating on
representing low-income clients in Wisconsin.
Legal Action of Wisconsin Report on Mortgage Lending Practices in Milwaukee County, Part Two,
on the first report and identifies the major lenders in the subprime lending market in Milwaukee County.
Homeless in Milwaukee,
a point in time survey on January 25, 2007, conducted by the Continuum of Care for Milwaukee County.
The Tenant Source Book Revised
For more than two decades The Tenant Sourcebook has been the
standard reference source for tenants and their advocates on housing law in Wisconsin.
Updated and Revised in March 2009 by Attorney Korey Lundin of the Madison Office of Legal Action of Wisconsin,
Inc. this new version includes the new law requiring that in foreclosure actions the tenant be given notice.
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Repeal of Affordable Care Act Leaves 431,000 in Wisconisn Without Coverage
The repeal of the Affordable Care Act will leave 431,000 Wisconsin citizens without medical care coverage.
That analysis comes from the
Center on Budget Policy and Priorities and details the loss of coverage through both the private
insurance market place and the expansion of Medicare coverage contained in the Affordable Care Act.
The hit is especially pronounced among moderate income, working class, class whose employers no longer
provide health insurance coverage. The "affordable" part of the Affordable Care Act comes from the tax
break they get when purchasing insurance through the private exchange "market place." While political
observers screamed about insurance rates going up (it appears they are as insurance companies
charge more), that
"analysis" ignored the tax break of the Affordable Care Act that brings down dramatically
the after-tax cost of insurance. According to the CBPP, the tax break tax credit covers 73% of the premium
It is possible that the "replace" part of the calls for "repeal and replace" will prove more challenging
than some acknowledge. One option is an expanded Medicare program, including allowing dependents of
Medicare-eligible recipients to be covered as the Affordable Care Act allows adult children under 26
to obtain coverage on their parents private insurance plans. As of now, the majority in Congress has
not identified their replacement for the Affordable Care Act.